Depending on your fitness levels, running can be a perfect way to maintain an enduring body.

But most beginners make the similar mistakes when trying to lose weight by running way too fast and it may cause shin splints.

That is why it’s an excellent idea to combine different forms of exercise. Below is a short list of fat burning exercises that can be just as helpful, if not better than running.

  1. Burpees

Not many people like doing these but they’re one of the most powerful fat burning exercise that ever exist. A person who weighs 155 pounds can burn 10 calories per minute providing that you can finish 10-20 burpees.

  1. Bike Sprints

Using the tabata protocol, bike sprints can abridge your workout time but still remain just as effective. The main point here is to focus on short bursts followed by an active down time. Here’s an example of what this might look like:

  1. Warm-up for 3-5 minutes.
  2. Sprint at 60% effort for 20 seconds.
  3. Light pedaling for 60 seconds.
  4. Sprint at 70% effort for 20 seconds.
  5. Light pedaling for 60 seconds.
  6. Sprint at 80% effort for 20 seconds.
  7. Light pedaling for 60 seconds.
  8. Sprint at 80% effort for 20 seconds.
  9. Light pedaling for 60 seconds.
  10. Sprint at 80% effort for 20 seconds.
  11. Light pedaling for 60 seconds.

Repeat this for as long as you want but make sure you do this progressively. If  you are completely drained and dizzy after doing this, then stop doing it for 20-minute long.

  1. Jumping Rope

Many athletes take up this exercise to keep a good cardiovascular health and good muscle tone, too. If you’re skillful enough to do 100 skips within 60 seconds, 13 calories will burn up in just a minute

4. Battling Ropes

It is recommended that you should try this form of exercise since they are one of the most intense form of exercise you have ever done. They’re also the perfect equipment to workout at home.

5. Jumping Jacks

These are totally effective. Jumping jacks force different muscles to work, which a running program can not do

For this exercise you should try alternate 60 seconds of jumping jacks with 20 seconds of rest. Continue with a 15-minute rep.

6. Indoor Rowing

Anyone can do it. Indoor rowing is a low-impact exercise that is easy on the joints. A 160-pound person will burn about 250 calories in just 30 minutes of rowing, which is as much as, even more than what your body would burn on the stair climber or the elliptical.

7. Sandbag Workout

This mays sound weird but it’s actually a lot of fun.

8. Swimming

According to the American Heart Association, swimming 4 to 6 days a week in just 30-60 minutes can help one lose weight and reduce health risks such as stoke, diabetes and heart disease as well.

9. Stair Climber

When done properly, stair climbers can provide a challenging cardio workout as well as strengthen the lower-body muscles.

10. Fat-Tire Biking

The activity is quite a workout though the fat-tires make it easier to tackle the technical trails. Riding a fat-tire bike during the winter can burn well over 1,000 calories per hour, depending on the terrain and conditions.